Today we discussed the means and purpose of studying wars. We asked why wars are worth studying, before looking into the methods we use to study them. Then we talked about the significance of Vietnam, as well as the various contextual aspects we have to keep in mind during our study.
Your homework is to finish the reading guide that we started in class yesterday. It is attached here.
Today we started talking about Vietnam. To do so, we worked on the attached worksheet. This sheet is due on Monday.
Today we worked on The Great Society visuals, which are due tomorrow. Instructions are in yesterday's post.
Today we spent 3rd Period at the CHOICES assemble, which was well organized, impactful, and incredibly valuable. I encourage all of you to have a conversation at home tonight about the assembly and the ideas presented.
Tomorrow I will be gone. In class, you'll continue working on your LBJ visual, which is due Thursday. I've posted the instructions below.
Using evidence from Chapter 48.3, create a town map to represent LBJ’s ideal town
1.Name your town
2.Draw a building/part of town for each of the following
3.Annotate that building/part of town with evidence of the change (Legislation) proposed by Johnson. Include a 1 sentence summary of each legislation
War on Poverty
Today we looked at the politics of LBJ's presidency. We discussed the election of 1964, the larger impact of Barry Goldwater, and LBJ's campaign strategy. Then we analyzed the impact of the Warren Court before starting to visualize LBJ's Great Society. We'll continue with this visualization tomorrow.
Today we talked about the darker side of JFK's presidency, including affairs, family drama, and his assassination. We looked at the events, talked about the Warren Commission, and discussed multiple conspiracy theories surrounding his death.
You have no homework this weekend.
Today we talked about the Space Race. We look at the role that JFK's charisma impacted the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs. We also talked about Nixon's visit to Russia, Khrushchev's sayings, and domestic policy.
Tomorrow we will continue (and finish) talking about JFK.
Today we talked about the Election of 1960. We analyzed JFK's campaign, contrasted him with Nixon/Eisenhower, and discussed the early stages of his Presidency. We talked about charisma in politics, the prestige of Harvard, and The New Frontier.
Tomorrow we will discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis, Space Race, and the Bay of Pigs.
Your homework tonight is to read and comment on the article linked below. (It can also be found by going to www.activelylearn.com)
Today we finished Selma before starting to talk about JFK.
Your homework (due Wednesday) is to read Chapters 47.1-47.3 and answer the following questions:
1. Why does your textbook refer to this era as "The Age of Camelot"?
2. What does JFK's inaugural address tell you about him?
3. What allowed Kennedy to defeat Nixon in the Election of 1960?
4. What was Kennedy's "New Frontier" program? What were its concrete goals?
5. Why did Kennedy struggle to pass legislation?
6. What was Kennedy's economic plan?
7. Why was Kennedy cautious in regards to Civil Rights?
8. What do Kennedy's actions with NASA tell you about him?
9. What was the Bay of Pigs landing? What was its result?
10. What was the Cuban Missile Crisis? How did Kennedy handle this situation?
11. What did Kennedy do to ease Cold War tensions?
12. What was Kennedy's goal in creating the Peace Corps?
Today we kept watching Selma. It continued being awesome.
Have a great break!